“As one who strives to create beauty … I might have created him.”
This Friday 16 December Melbourne Ballet Company will premiere Tadzio, an original ballet choreographed by Remi at Chapel Off Chapel. Tadzio is danced to a movement from the opera Death in Venice. Through the eyes of the German writer Gustav von Aschenbach we watch the young Tadzio cavorting with two other children on the beach in Venice. Tadzio is beauty personified – Eros in swimwear – and he dances to the sung score by Benjamin Britten. Is the amorous youth flirting with his companions, or with us, his voyeurs? For both the matinee and evening performances on Sunday 20 viewers will recieve an extra special treat as Ashton Curtis and Australian Ballet rising star Brooke Locket perform Fantaisie-Impromptu, a lively pas de deux created by Remi to music by Chopin. The season runs until Sunday 20. Book tickets online or by calling (03) 82907000.